No. 8 Cal Downs No. 48 Arizona, 6-1
March 3, 2006
BERKELEY - The eighth-ranked California women's tennis team defeated No. 48 Arizona, 6-1, Friday afternoon at Hellman Tennis Center. The Bears remain undefeated in Pac-10 play at 3-0, 9-3 overall, while Arizona remains without a win in conference play at 0-3, 9-3 overall.
Cal and Arizona started off the match with singles and did not play doubles due to rain.
The Bears grabbed five out of six matches on the singles court. Third-ranked Suzi Fodor defeated Stephanie Balzert, 6-0, 6-1, playing in the No. 1 position. Fodor is 9-1 in dual match action when playing No. 1 singles. Also tallying a victory for Cal was Suzi Babos. Playing No. 2 singles, 25th-ranked Babos outlasted Danielle Steinberg, 6-0, 6-4. Sophomore Cristina Visico, who currently holds a No. 70 singles ranking, defeated Kasia Jakowlew in the No. 4 position, 6-3, 6-3, while teammate Claire Ilcinkas outlasted Tina Razloznik in a tiebreaker 6-1, 3-6 (11-9). Senior captain Jessica Shu defeated her opponent, Iza Ferreira, 6-0, 6-0, in the No. 6 spot.
The Wildcats posted one victory over the Bears when Juliette Mavroleon defeated 82nd-ranked Stephanie Kusano, 4-6, 6-3 (10-2), in the No. 3 spot.
The Bears host the 17th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, Saturday, at noon at Hellman Tennis Center.
COMPLETE RESULTS:Cal women's tennis vs. Arizona3/2/05- Hellman Tennis Center, Berkeley, Calif.No. 8 Cal 6, No. 48 Arizona 1
DOUBLES:Did not play
SINGLES:1. (CAL) #3 Suzi Fodor d. (Ariz.) Stephanie Balzert, 6-0, 6-12. (CAL) #25 Suzi Babos d. (Ariz.) Danielle Steinberg, 6-0, 6-43. (Ariz.) Juliette Mavroleon d. (CAL) #82 Stephanie Kusano, 4-6, 6-3 (10-2)4. (CAL) #70 Cristina Visico d. (Ariz.) Kasia Jakowlew, 6-3, 6-35. (CAL) Claire Ilcinkas d. (Ariz.) Tina Razloznik, 6-1, 3-6 (11-9)6. (CAL) Jessica Shu d. (Ariz.) Iza Ferreira, 6-0, 6-0